Elastic City intends to make its audience active participants in an ongoing poetic exchange with the places we live in and visit. Artists are commissioned by Elastic City to create their own walks. These walks are participatory and may rely on sensory-based techniques, the creation of new folk rituals and/or other artist-derived exercises to explore one’s self, the group and a given space. Todd Shalom, founder of Elastic City, works with each artist to help adapt their talent to the walk-based form. 2013 brings their fourth season of presenting participatory walks by artists throughout and outside of New York. With this season, over 60 artists will have led walks in New York, Detroit, San Francisco, Berlin, Buenos Aires, London, Montreal, Paris, Reykjavik, São Paulo, and Tokyo. Elastic City has partnered with numerous organizations to co-present its walks including: The Abrons Art Center, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn Flea, California College of the Arts, Consulate General of Spain in New York, Friends of the High Line, Le Petit Versailles, Museum of the City of New York, New Museum, NY Art Book Fair, Open House NY, Pratt Institute, Printed Matter, Performance Space 122, Residency Unlimited, the River To River Festival, San Francisco Arts Commission, SculptureCenter, Staten Island Museum, Wave Hill, and Urban Design Week.